We would like to introduce one of our Advocate artists, Marcin Nowakowski. We think his graphic style is dynamic, exciting and perfect for young fiction! Read on to find about more about Marcin’s background or visit the Advocate website to see more of his work.
I was born in Slupsk, Poland in 1979; I still live there with my wife and son. My childhood influences include; Old Polish comic books and a couple of my grandfather’s paintings on walls. I am self-taught through and through. Negative feedback drives me and inspires me to do what people think I can’t do. I had 15 seconds in public television talking about a historical comic book about Auschwitz concentration camp, which I did the illustrations for. My favorite piece of artwork that I created was an oil painting. I love to collect vinyl records, sleep, drink tea but recently I have been drinking coffee. I have two cats, six that is, counting the wooden ones. I was born with pencils instead of fingers, so that really cancels out any other job! I prefer the city rather than countryside, however my wife prefers the countryside. So that becomes a bit of a predicament. I love to listen to good old heavy metal when I am working!